Pleasure Craft Operator Card

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(Our FIELD REPORTER stands in front of boats docked at a marina. He addresses the camera.)

Everyone who operates a power-driven boat in Canada needs proof of competency —something that shows they understand the rules of the water and how to safely operate a boat.

(Our FIELD REPORTER stands classroom in front of a white board, holds up a Pleasure Craft Operator Card.)

There are many different valid proofs of competency – the most common being the Pleasure Craft Operator Card. This can be obtained after passing an accredited boating safety test. And if you completed a boating safety course before April 1, 1999 you’re also covered.

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Proof of competency includes:
A Pleasure Craft Operator Card
A boating course before April 1, 1999

If you’re not sure what counts as proof of competency, visit the Transport Canada website for a full list.

(Background: A boating safety instructor is standing at front of the classroom teaching a group of students. Our FIELD REPORTER is in the foreground, addressing the camera)

If you don’t already have your Pleasure Craft Operator Card, visit the Transport Canada website to find out where you can take an accredited boating safety course or test in your area.

(Screen shot of two people at a waterfront, wearing lifejackets. They each hold up their Pleasure Craft Operator Card.) DISSOLVE TO:

(Background: A boating safety instructor is standing at front of the classroom teaching a group of students. Our FIELD REPORTER is in the foreground, addressing the camera)

Once you get your Pleasure Craft Operator Card, it’s good for life. Carry it on you whenever you’re on the water. Be prepared, know the rules, and be safe!

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www.tc.gc.ca

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